2 Tank Morning Dive off the Kona Coast

Kona Honu Divers
Kona
Scuba diver taking up-close photo of spinner dolphin

Highlights

  • 2-tank morning dive to two first-rate locations off the Kona coast
  • Tropical fish, turtles, octopus, lava flow formations, dolphins, whales, and more
  • For experienced certified divers, a world-class diving destination
  • For those who haven’t dove in 2+ years, a guide helps you get back into shape
  • For those new to scuba diving, a hands-on guide teaches all the basics
  • Spacious 46’ boat with full service staff
From
$135 per adult
  • Starts 8:00am
  • Duration 5 - 6 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

Experience first-rate scuba diving with two morning dives at two different locations in Kona’s pristine waters. Discover tropical fish, green sea turtles, octopus, old lava flow formations, dolphins, whales, and more. You’ll enjoy the spacious 46’ boat that is restricted to only 18 guests, with 6:1 diver to dive guide ratio, and the full service of the friendly staff who change over your gear to a fresh tank and break down all your gear so you can relax on the ride back. Professional guides give you a thorough briefing of the dive site, educate you on what marine life you can expect to see, and provide a guided tour of the area. Fresh fruit, snacks, and water are served. Full set of rental diving gear is $39/person. Private guides are available for $100.

For certified divers who haven’t dove in over 2 years (but under 5), you are required to book as a Check Out Diver, in which a professional guide will give you more personal attention and help you practice any skills you wish to brush up on.

Introductory Dive

For non-certified divers or those wishing to try out scuba diving before committing to a class, a professional guide will teach you the basic skills, including an understanding of all the dive equipment, ear equalization techniques, mask flood and clearing, and regulator recovery, as well as give you plenty of time underwater. You will share the same boat and experience the same two dive locations as the certified divers but receive more personalized attention with a guest-to-guide ratio of only 2:1!

Monday's Advanced Dive

On Monday's dive that is 1 hour longer and is open to only certified divers with excellent buoyancy & air consumption, who have dove within the past 6 months, and who have a minimum of 50 logged dives, you will venture further up or down the coast to some spectacular sites. The extra travel time also increases the chance of seeing whales (seasonal), dolphins, porpoises, and whale sharks. Lunch is included.

Note: Check Out Dives and Intro Dives, when occurring, share the same boat and schedule as the traditional dives, except for Mondays.
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TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • Large boat with plenty of shade, giant stride entry into the water, hot water shower, and a restroom
  • Guide briefs you about the area and what to look for
  • Personalized attention from guide for those needing a refresher

Location

  • Kona
Departure Point
Honokohau Harbor in North Kona

Distances
45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 45 min from Hilo
Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Scuba divers have found paradise on the west side of the Big Island which offers some of the best in Hawaii.

Kona Honu Divers has a beautiful boat with plenty of shade, comfortable, and easy to get around on. Professional guides, good briefing, and a relaxed pace.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Kona Honu Divers has a good reputation

Moon Guidebook:

Kona Honu Divers has a good reputation for service and luxury and really specializes in diving

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Have adopted the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism (WHVS) to protect the environment
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax
Requirements
  • You should not go to high altitude (e.g., Mauna Kea, airplane) within 18 hours after diving. You can dive after high altitude, though.
  • Not for pregnant women or those with circulation or breathing issues.
  • Divers are required to bring their Open Water Certification card or e-mail a copy in advance in order to dive.
  • Those with only a PADI Scuba Diver Certification (i.e. have only completed the first 2 check out dives of their Open Water certification) must dive with a private guide.
  • Divers who have not dove in over 2 years must sign up for the Check Out Dive.
  • For the intro dive, you must be at least 12 years of age, be in good health, have basic swimming skills, and able to complete the Medical Statement and Questionnaire (see FAQs for link) and/or provide a signed physician's clearance to dive. It is your responsibility to read the medical statement and questionnaire in advance. Participants who are unable to dive due to a medical restriction may snorkel on the charter, but a refund will not be offered.
  • Those who are certified but haven't dove in over 10 years must do a PADI Reactivate, SSI Scuba Skills update, take the class over (if they are certified through another agency), or do the Intro Dive on the 2-tank morning trip.
  • For certified divers who wish to do Monday's Advanced Dive, they must have 50 logged dives, have dove within past 6 months, and have excellent buoyancy & air consumption.